A Concise History of Germany (3rd edition)

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Publication Date 2019
ISBN 9781108289900
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This third edition of this introduction to German history provides a clear and informative guide to the twists and turns of the story of the German lands and peoples from the early middle ages to the present day. Crisply synthesising a vast array of historical material, the author explores the interrelationships between social, political and cultural factors in the light of scholarly controversies.

Since the second edition, there have been important changes in Germany, Europe and the wider world. This new edition features a significantly expanded chapter on Germany since 1990, encapsulating recent and dramatic developments that have transformed Germany's character and international standing. This single-volume history of Germany offers broad and accessible coverage and provides a useful guide for students, general readers, travellers to Germany and anyone with an interest in German history.

Table of Contents:

  1. Introduction: the German lands and people
  2. Mediaeval Germany
  3. The age of confessionalism, 1500–1648
  4. The age of absolutism, 1648–1815
  5. The age of industrialisation, 1815–1918
  6. Democracy and dictatorship, 1918–45
  7. The two Germanies, 1945–90
  8. The Federal Republic of Germany since 1990
  9. Patterns and problems of German history
Source Link https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108289900
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